verb (used with object)
- to overthrow; defeat.
- to humble.
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Inattention of this nature is not the act of a Democrat unafflicted in mind.The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
When angular and unafflicted in a nativity, she is the promissory pledge of great success in life and continual good fortune.Moon Lore|Timothy Harley
Unafflicted by any such desire, Harky stirred nervously and wondered at himself.The Duck-footed Hound|James Arthur Kjelgaard
This lasted about a fortnight, and made it hard for the unafflicted who had to do double guard duty.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers
Phyllis had submitted eighteen samples, six of which were controls taken from healthy, unafflicted subjects.Mate in Two Moves|Winston Marks